Contributed by Jody Muelaner Cable carriers guide and protect electrical cables, as well as hydraulic or pneumatic hoses. They limit the minimum bend radius and therefore bending stresses, while often also constraining bending to a single plane. They shield and protect cables from wear, prevent entrapment in moving machinery and avoid entanglement. To do this […]
How do you specify metal cable carriers?
Contributed by Jody Muelaner Cable carriers are essentially hollow chains that enclose electrical cables, as well as hydraulic or pneumatic hoses. They guide and protect the enclosed cables during motion, preventing wear and damage. An important function of cable carriers is to constrain bending to a single plane and to limit the minimum bend radius. […]
Cable trends: SPE and real-time data top the needs for quick connectivity
For cable manufacturers, trends toward faster and more compact systems continue to reign. Suppliers to motion control systems, such as Helukabel, respond with cables for industrial automation that can transmit data in real time. “We supply multiple motor manufacturers worldwide with feedback and signal cables in all variations — stationary, continuous flex and torsion rated. […]
Cat 6A cables with reduced diameters are thinner, lighter last generation
Remee Wire & Cable introduces new Category 6A cables with reduced diameters that meet or exceed all TIA standards. The smaller size provides a number of advantages for installation, cable management and handling, while allowing networks to operate at 10 Gigabits per second. Remee Cat. 6A cables feature a nominal O.D. of 0.255 in., which […]
Importance of standardizing industrial bus cables
As bus products evolve to faster and more environmentally-friendly products, the need for backward compatibility is important. Contributed by Neal Allen, Vice President of Engineering, Helukabel USA Despite the move towards Ethernet-based protocols, controls manufacturers continue to avoid standardization and create their own proprietary bus cable. This article will explore how the industrial marketplace has […]
ix Industrial: The revolution in Ethernet connectors?
The new ix Industrial interface opens new opportunities, including cable manufacturers. Contributed by Horst Messerer, Product manager .Helukabel Hardly any other connector is as widely used as the RJ45 (also known as the western plug). It has been around since the 1970s, and in the decades that followed, technologically superior variations were developed for use […]
Industrial motion control cables for a data-driven world
As automated machinery continues to change through the use of IoT-enabled technologies, with updated standards and the need for faster speeds and production, more pressure is put upon the cables that are used to control, power and carry these critical signals. Recently, Horst Messerer, data, network, and bus technology sales manager at Helukabel shared his […]
The first cable on the Moon: a history of NASA’s use of Cicoil’s flat cables
Contributed by Rich Buchicchio, National Sales and Marketing Manager We all know about “The First Man” on the Moon. However, when Neil Armstrong took his historic step on the surface of the Moon, he was wearing a bio-belt that was fitted with a Cicoil engineered Biomedical Harness. Without this important piece of the Space puzzle, […]
Where are Active Optical Cables used?
AOCs are typically used in production line applications, where high-resolution images are used for quality control, or to extend the control and video signals of a machine or computer that may be 50-200 ft away. For example, by using AOCs, clean room manufacturing can now be controlled several hundreds of feet away in a main […]
What are Active Optical Cables?
The proliferation of bandwidth-hungry applications such as 4K/8K/10K video, as well as augmented and virtual reality, are all fueling the need for reliable, faster data transmission between sources and displays. At lengths of 5 m and beyond, copper cables are simply no longer able to keep up with this insatiable bandwidth demand at the speeds […]